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Stroke clinical trials at UC Health
25 in progress, 12 open to new patients

  • A Study of the Experimental Device (The AMPLATZER™ Amulet™ Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluder) For Atrial Fibrillation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The Amulet™ device will be evaluated for safety and efficacy by demonstrating its performance is non-inferior to the commercially available WATCHMAN® left atrial appendage closure device in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Patients who are eligible for the trial will be randomized to receive either the Amulet device or the WATCHMAN device and will be followed for 5 years after device implant.

    at UC Davis

  • AMPLATZER PFO Occluder Post Approval Study

    open to eligible people ages 18-60

    The purpose of this single arm, multi-center study is to confirm the safety and effectiveness of the AMPLATZER™ PFO Occluder in the post Approval Setting.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Apixaban for Early Prevention of Recurrent Embolic Stroke and Hemorrhagic Transformation

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate if Apixaban will decrease the complication of having another stroke for people who have atrial fibrillation if initiated earlier than standard of care.

    at UCLA

  • AtRial Cardiopathy and Antithrombotic Drugs In Prevention After Cryptogenic Stroke

    open to eligible people ages 45 years and up

    Objectives - Primary: To test the hypothesis that apixaban is superior to aspirin for the prevention of recurrent stroke in patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and atrial cardiopathy. - Secondary: To test the hypothesis that the relative efficacy of apixaban over aspirin increases with the severity of atrial cardiopathy.

    at UCSF UCSD

  • Blood Markers of Stroke and Brain Hemorrhage

    “This study hopes to learn whether there are changes in the genetic material of people who have had a stroke or brain hemorrhage”

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will evaluate whether a gene marker can improve the identification of atrial fibrillation in patients with ischemic stroke, and evaluate whether the decision to anticoagulate could be improved by a marker of atrial fibrillation.

    at UC Davis

  • ECoG BMI for Motor and Speech Control

    open to eligible people ages 21 years and up

    Test the feasibility of using electrocorticography (ECoG) signals to control complex devices for motor and speech control in adults severely affected by neurological disorders.

    at UCSF

  • Long-term Telerehabilitation for Patients With Stroke

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The aim of the current protocol is to study 40 patients, each for 12 weeks, to address hypotheses related to the ability of a telerehabilitation system to (a) improve motor status and disability, (b) collect various forms of patient data from the home, (c) improve risk factor knowledge and control, and (d) assess patient compliance with home-based telerehabilitation. Patients who have returned to their home after stroke will be provided with a telehealth system and be asked to use it 6 days/week for 12 weeks, during which time subjects will use this system for daily rehabilitation therapy, assessments, and education--all on one platform.

    at UC Irvine

  • Maraviroc to Augment Rehabilitation Outcomes After Stroke

    open to eligible people ages 30-86

    After stroke, the combination of progressive skills practice in an adequate dose, exercise for fitness, and reduced sedentary time will augment motor and cognitive outcomes. Sensorimotor and cognitive improvements after stroke often reach a general plateau by approximately 12 weeks after onset, however. Drugs that might enhance learning or neural repair, as well as other molecular and synaptic adaptations that occur during skills training and fitness exercise, might extend that recovery curve, although to date only fluoxetine has given any hint of this. Most trials have tested agents that modulate neurotransmitters. Several very recent preclinical experiments and observational studies in patients after stroke suggest that the commercially available medication, Maraviroc, a CCR5 antagonist, may augment skills learning during rehabilitation training, especially during the first three months after onset, by affecting CREB and synaptic plasticity. The investigators will carry out a randomized controlled trial of Maraviroc in patients with disabilities severe enough to have required inpatient stroke rehabilitation and, based on our preclinical data, who can start the drug intervention within 6 weeks of stroke onset. The investigators will compare usual post-stroke care plus placebo versus Maraviroc given for 8 weeks in 60 participants. However, to try to maximize the amount of practice that is most relevant to the primary outcome measurements and determine whether or not Maraviroc can enhance the effects of training, as hypothesized, all participants will be tele-monitored by mobile health devices and will receive weekly telephonic encouragement, based on device data, to walk, reduce sedentary time, and reach and grasp in the home in between usual care therapies. Compliance, serial motor changes over time, and self-management skills in making use of the telerehabilitation devices will be a nested substudy of feasibility of remote monitoring and feedback.

    at UCLA

  • NBP in Adult Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS)

    open to eligible people ages 18-85

    This is a Phase 2 multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, add-on to standard of care study of NBP softgel capsules for the treatment of mild to moderate AIS in adults.

    at UCLA

  • Stroke Recovery Initiative - Registry for Stroke Research Studies

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The Stroke Recovery Initiative is a nation-wide participant recruitment registry that connects people who have had a stroke with researchers who are working to develop new approaches to improve recovery after stroke.

    at UCSF

  • Study of Procoagulation Markers in Stroke Patients

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The Insights on Selected Procoagulation Markers and Outcomes in Stroke Trial (I-SPOT): Response to Insulin Administration and Blood Glucose Control proposal is designed to accompany the Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) clinical trial, a Phase III multicenter, randomized, controlled trial planning to determine the efficacy and validate the safety of glycemic control in stroke patients. The SHINE trial will recruit 1,400 AIS patients with Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hyperglycemia, each receiving 3 days of hyperglycemia control with intravenous (IV) insulin therapy or control therapy with subcutaneous (SQ) insulin. The I-SPOT trial will recruit 315 SHINE patients. Blood coagulation marker levels will be measured before and at 48 hours after the start of treatment. Baseline and temporal changes in biomarkers levels will be compared between treatment groups. Hypothesis: The decrease in levels of markers of blood coagulation will be greater in patients treated with IV insulin to reduce BG than in patients treated with SQ Insulin as the standard fashion. Hypothesis: The decrease in levels of markers of blood coagulation will be greater in patients with than without favorable (SHINE) outcome (defined as the baseline stroke severity adjusted measure of functional ability at 90 days after AIS). Hypothesis: Hyperglycemia control modulates the relationship between blood coagulation levels and functional outcome in T2DM patients after stroke. Patients treated with IV Insulin for hyperglycemia control with favorable (SHINE) outcome will have greater decreases in blood coagulation levels than either IV Insulin-treated patients without favorable outcome or SQ Insulin-treated with or without favorable outcomes at 90 days after AIS.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Study to Assess the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of DS-1040b in Subjects With Acute Ischemic Stroke

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1b/2, double-blind (Principal Investigators and study subjects blinded, Sponsor unblinded), placebo-controlled, randomized, single-ascending dose, multi-center study to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of DS-1040b in subjects with Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS).

    at UCLA UCSD

  • Culturally Tailoring a Stroke Intervention in Community Senior Centers

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Stroke is a cruel disease that disproportionately kills and disables African-Americans, Latinos, Chinese-Americans and Korean-Americans; seniors with high blood pressure are at particularly high risk. There is a higher incidence of hemorrhagic stroke in African Americans, Latinos, and Chinese Americans relative to non-Latino whites. Asian-Americans have up to 1.4 higher relative risk of stroke death compared to U.S. non-Latino whites. A critical need therefore exists for a sustainable and scalable mechanism to disseminate culturally-tailored stroke knowledge/prevention education in community-based settings where large numbers of these high-risk ethnic minority older adult groups are regularly served, such as in federally funded Multipurpose Senior Centers (MPCs) that exist across the nation (16 of which are in Los Angeles alone). The overall objective of the proposed study is to develop and test the implementation of a training program for case managers at senior centers to implement a stoke knowledge/prevention education program among four high-risk ethnic minority older adult groups--Korean-American, Chinese-American, African-American, Latinos. We propose to develop a culturally-tailored case manager training curriculum, implement the training at 4 community-based sites, and evaluate the training model using a randomized wait-list controlled trial (n=244) testing the hypothesis that training case managers will decrease older adult participants' stroke risk in a sustainable fashion through increasing their preventative behavior (i.e. increasing their physical activity--mean steps/day--at 1 and 3 months). Findings will inform similar community-academic partnership efforts around stroke and other disease-specific prevention research/interventions; they will also determine next steps in terms of whether this case manager-centric model can be scaled up and deployed in other community-based settings.

    at UCLA

  • Efficacy of Bromocriptine For Fever Reduction in Acute Neurologic Injury

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the antipyretic effect of bromocriptine in critically-ill patients with acute neurologic injury and fever from infectious and non-infectious etiologies.

    at UCSF

  • Epidemiology of Silent and Overt Strokes in Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Sickle cell anemia is a rare disease occurring in an estimated 66,000 children and adults, often poor and underserved, in the United States. Strokes and silent strokes contribute significantly to illness burden in adults with sickle cell anemia, resulting in impairment, challenges with school and job performance, and premature death. Five NIH studies have identified therapies to prevent overt and silent strokes in children with sickle cell anemia, including monthly blood transfusion therapy (for preventing initial and recurrent strokes) and hydroxyurea (for preventing initial strokes). However, no stroke trials have established therapeutic approaches for adults with sickle cell anemia, despite the observation that at least 99% of children with sickle cell anemia in high-income countries reach adulthood, and approximately 60% of adults will experience one or more strokes (~50% with silent strokes and ~10% with overt strokes). Strokes in adults with sickle cell anemia have simply not been well studied. Therapies applied in children may not be effective for stroke prevention in adults with sickle cell anemia. Identifying subgroups of adults with sickle cell anemia and higher incidence coupled with the contribution of established stroke risk factors in the general population (smoking, diabetes, obesity, renal disease) will provide the prerequisite data required for the first ever phase III clinical trials focused on secondary stroke prevention in adults. In six adult sickle cell disease centers, the investigators will conduct a prospective cohort study to test the primary hypothesis that the incidence of stroke recurrence in adults with silent strokes treated with hydroxyurea will be greater than in those without strokes treated with hydroxyurea. We will test two secondary hypotheses: 1) adults with sickle cell anemia and silent strokes have cognitive deficits when compared to adults with sickle cell anemia without silent strokes; and 2) adults with sickle cell anemia and strokes receiving regular blood transfusion will have a higher incidence of stroke recurrence than adults with sickle cell anemia without strokes. We will recruit at least 72 individuals with sickle cell anemia and history of silent stroke receiving hydroxyurea therapy, at least 72 individuals with sickle cell anemia and no history of stroke, and at least 50 individuals with sickle cell anemia and history of overt stroke receiving transfusion therapy.

    at UCSF

  • High-Dose Deferoxamine in Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    The main purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment with deferoxamine mesylate is of sufficient promise to improve outcome before pursuing a larger clinical trial to examine its effectiveness as a treatment for brain hemorrhage.

    at UCSF

  • Infliximab Therapy for Dolichoectactic Vertebrobasilar Aneurysms

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Patients harboring dolichoectactic vertebrobasilar (DVB) aneurysms are at risk of suffering SAH, ischemic stroke, and/or brainstem compression and many patients are not offered invasive treatment due to the futility of existing surgical methods. Consequently, there is demand for development of medical therapy for DVB aneurysms

    at UCSF

  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage Deferoxamine Trial - iDEF Ttrial

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The investigators hypothesize that treatment with the iron chelator, Deferoxamine Mesylate, improves the outcome of patients with brain hemorrhage. The purpose of this study is to determine whether treatment with Deferoxamine Mesylate is of sufficient promise to improve outcome before pursuing a larger clinical trial to examine its effectiveness as a treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage.

    at UCSF

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Plus Rt-PA for ICH Evacuation Phase III

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A phase III, randomized, case-controlled, open-label, 500-subject clinical trial of minimally invasive surgery plus rt-PA in the treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).

    at UCLA UCSD

  • SEACOAST 1- SEdAtion With COllAteral Support in Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    SEACOAST 1 is a prospective, randomized, blinded endpoint trial comparing collateral vigor and clinical outcomes, with different forms of GA in patients with acute ischemic stroke due to anterior circulation large vessel occlusion (LVO) undergoing mechanical thrombectomy. The study compares GA with normocarbia (GAN) versus GA with mild hypercarbia (GAH), with a primary outcome of collateral robustness at measured at catheter angiography and clinical efficacy as secondary outcome. It is anticipated that the SEACOAST 1 will be followed by a larger, pivotal trial, SEACOAST 2, with primary clinical endpoints, in which the best method of GA identified in SEACOAST 1 is compared with the alternative strategy of anesthesia care (MAC) with minimal or no sedation. The current study focuses uppn SEACOAST 1, which is to be conducted in University of California, Los Angeles Ronald Reagan Medical Center and Santa Monica Medical Center. All acute stroke patients who arrive to one of these two stroke centers and are deemed eligible for thrombectomy will be considered for the proposed study. Physician-investigators will determine study eligibility. Informed consent to participate in the study will be obtained from legally authorized representatives or competent patients. For non-competent patients without on-scene legally authorize representatives, the consent process will utilize enrollment in emergency circumstances with exemption of informed consent (EFIC).

    at UCLA

  • Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) Trial

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) Trial is a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial of 1400 patients that will include approximately 60 enrolling sites. The study hypotheses are that treatment of hyperglycemic acute ischemic stroke patients with targeted glucose concentration (80mg/dL - 130 mg/dL) will be safe and result in improved 3 month outcome after stroke. Eligible subjects must be randomized within 12 hours of stroke symptom onset and either have type 2 diabetes and glucose concentrations of over 110 mg/dL or no history of diabetes and glucose concentrations of 150 mg/dL or higher on initial evaluation. The enrolling sites will include the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) sites as well as non NETT sites from all over the United States. The study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of targeted glucose control (treatment group - IV insulin with target 80-130 mg/dl) verses control therapy of sub q insulin plus basal insulin with target glucose less than 180 mg/ dL. The primary outcome will be functional outcome at 3 months as measured by the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) Score. The primary safety outcome will be severe hypoglycemia defined as <40 mg/dL. Enrollment will occur over 5-7 years.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated With Stroke Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke (STRATIS) Registry

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this registry is to assess clinical outcomes, and different factors that may affect these clinical outcomes such as systems of care, associated with the use of Covidien market-released neurothrombectomy devices intended to restore blood flow in patients experiencing acute ischemic stroke due to large intracranial vessel occlusion.

    at UC Irvine UCLA

  • The SUCCEED Trial of Secondary Stroke Prevention

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to test a newly-developed outpatient clinic and community-based care intervention called SUCCEED (Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities) for improving control of stroke risk factors among stroke patients in the Los Angeles County "safety net", and to measure the costs of running such an intervention, relative to usual care.

    at UCLA

  • Vascular Events In Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN - Cardiac Surgery

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Worldwide over 2 million adults (>30,000 Canadians) undergo heart surgery annually. Although heart surgery provides important survival benefits, it is associated with potential major complications such as death, stroke, and heart attack. There is promising evidence that measurement of heart injury markers after surgery will identify patients at risk of death or major complications. This study will determine the current incidence of major complications in a representative sample of 15,000 contemporary adult patients undergoing heart surgery. Knowing the current burden of complications will inform clinicians, administrators, government and granting agencies about resources required to address the problem. This study will also establish the role of measuring heart injury markers to identify important heart injury after heart surgery and the proportion that would go undetected without routine heart injury marker monitoring. This information will facilitate further studies of timely interventions. In summary, the VISION Cardiac Surgery Study addresses fundamental questions that will have profound public health implications given the millions of adults worldwide who undergo heart surgery annually.

    at UCLA

  • Women's Health Initiative Strong and Healthy Study

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The WHISH trial applies state-of-the science behavioral principles and currently available technologies to deliver a physical activity intervention without face-to-face contact to ~25,000 older U.S. women expected to consent. It includes the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Go4Life® Exercise & Physical Activity materials 3 and WHISH developed targeted materials based on Go4Life® to provide inspirational tips and recommendations about how to achieve nationally recommended levels of PA and overcome barriers to exercise, with a means for self-monitoring and setting personal goals. The intervention builds upon evidence-based behavioral science principles and intervention components that have proven to be effective in increasing PA in older women, with innovative adaptive approaches to tailoring the delivery to meet individual (personal) needs.

    at UCSD

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